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FRL IV: ORATORY, PART 2

Against Cn. Domitius Calvinus (F11)

F 11 Cic. Q Fr. 3.2.3

de ambitu postulati sunt omnes qui consulatum petunt: a Memmio Domitius, a Q. Acutio, bono et erudito adulescente, Memmius, a Q. Pompeio Messalla, a Triario Scaurus.

On His Own Behalf (F12–14)

F 12 Cic. Q Fr. 3.2.3

= F 11.

F 13 Suet. De poetis, pp.30.14–31.2 Reifferscheid

C. Memmius in oratione pro se:1 “P. Africanus,” <in>qui<t>,2 “qui a Terentio personam mutuatus, quae domi luserat3 ipse, nomine illius in scaenam detulit.”

470

125 C. MEMMIUS

Against Cn. Domitius Calvinus (F 11)

F 11 Cicero, Letters to Quintus

All the candidates for the consulship have been charged with bribery: Domitius [Cn. Domitius Calvinus] by Memmius, Memmius by Q. Acutius, a good and well-instructed young man, Messalla [M. Valerius Messalla Rufus] by Q. Pompeius [Q. Pompeius Rufus (153)], Scaurus [M. Aemilius Scaurus (139)] by Triarius [P. Valerius Triarius (148)].

On His Own Behalf (F 12–14)

F 12 Cicero, Letters to Quintus

= F 11.1

F 13 Suetonius, Lives of Illustrious Men. Poets

C. Memmius says in the speech on his own behalf:1 “P. Africanus [P. Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus minor (21)], who had borrowed a character from Terence, brought on stage under that man’s name what he himself had playfully written at home.”

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019